Snizhne, Donetsk: 11 killed by air strike on residential area

In the early hours of Tuesday, July 15 rockets fired from a warplane struck the town of Snizhne in Donetsk, hitting a block of flats and a tax office, and killing 11 civilians. 

Locals blamed the Ukranian Air Force and president Poroshenko’s “Anti Terrorist Operation.” Sergei, a rebel commander at the scene who declined to give his surname was quoted by Associated Press saying locals bore witness to Ukrainian involvement. “Many local citizens saw the plane that dropped the bomb — it had Ukrainian markings,” he said. “Why Ukraine would bomb its own territory is harder for me to say.”

Igor Chernetsov lost his wife in the air strike (AP)

Kiev insisted, however, that none of its military planes had been in the area at the time. As the BBC reported: “Ukrainian officials have said that only Russia could have shot down a transport plane near the border on Monday but a Western defence expert cast doubt on the claim.”

Here’s a video with English subtitles which show rescue workers finding a boy under the rubble and the reactions of the locals:

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